About Us

Meet The team

That makes it happen

Our Team

Our Team

Eric
Founder
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Jason
Director of Operations
Jason
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Kat
Taproom Manager
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Alex
Beertender / Social Media
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Hayley
Head Brewer
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Pat
Sales Manager
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Joey
Pizza Manager
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Larry

Larry

Quinn

Larry is the Head Winemaker Dude at Bear'l Cellars Winery

Larry left corporate America a couple of years ago to manage Castle Rock Homebrew Supply and work on the fringe of the Craft Beer scene, a lifelong ambition. When the homebrew shop closed its doors he was a natural fit to become our winemaker with a couple of decades of successful vintages under his belt as a passionate home winemaker.

What year did you start working at 105 West?

I joined the the 105W team in 2021, becoming the Head Winemaker Dude* in September of 2022. (*that my actual title ;^)

What's your favorite beer or beer style? Wine?

I gravitate towards Pale Ales and IPAs; Hopped & Loaded is my got to beer in the taproom. I also like big red wines - Cabernet Franc might be my favorite varietal.

What's your favorite memory at the brewery?

The 2022 Crush and Press, Bear'L Cellars' first-ever. The outpouring of enthusiasm and goodwill from our volunteer crew was infectious, having never made wine at that scale. After that two week period I knew we'd have a successful 2022 vintage!

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Eric

Eric

Seufert

Eric founded 105 West Brewing Co. in 2015

Building on the success of Castle Rock Homebrew Store, the brewery was a natural evolution. 105 West has become a cornerstone of the Castle Rock community, bringing together folks of all kinds from across our community.

What year did you start working at 105 West?

From the beginning in 2015

What's your favorite beer or beer style?

All of them or mostly all of them.

What's your favorite memory at the brewery?

Opening day success.

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Kat

Kat

Cook

Kat is the 105 West Taproom Manager and Spirit Animal

Kat's been an immediate fit since she joined the team. She's also the mastermind behind some of our favorite events like Yoga at the Brewery. You'll also see her with a walkie running around the Castle Rock Brewfest Under the Stars.

What year did you start working at 105 West?

I joined the team in 2021.

What's your favorite beer or beer style?

105 West Mango Jalapeño (A Hayley OG)/ but I love dark beers :)

What's your favorite memory at the brewery?

When I surprised Alex with an Alex appreciation day before his knee surgery and we had over 30+ people dressed exactly like him! ;)

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Alex

Alex

Palmer

Alex has been at 105 West Brewing from the early days...

He is the former tap room manager, and current beertender, social media guy, Sam's Club propane filler...needless to say, the guy wears a few hats. And according to his profile pic, could wear at least one more.

What year did you start working at 105 West?

I started working at 105 in 2016

What's your favorite beer or beer style?

Bear Chested Russian Imperial Stout

What's your favorite memory at the brewery?

That one night where all that stuff and that thing happened and all those people were there, you were there, right? That was AWESOME!!!

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Hayley

Hayley

Thorsen

Hayley creates amazing beer recipes

Hayley has been the head brewer at 105 West since 2022, having started in the taproom, and moving to the brewhouse in 2020.

What year did you start working at 105 West?

I started in the taproom in early 2020, and moved over to the brewhouse as an assistant brewer in July of that same year.

What's your favorite beer or beer style?

My favorite is our 105 West Mexican Lager

What's your favorite memory at the brewery?

Meeting all these awesome, amazing, wonderful humans that work here, but especially Kat anddddd Joey :) + Running around at BrewFest Under the Stars with a squirt gun :)

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Jason

Jason

Butler

Jason has been working at 105 West before there was a 105 West

Starting in the old homebrew shop, Jason has been around since before the beginning of 105 West Brewing Company.

What year did you start working at 105 West?

I started working at Castle Rock Homebrew in 2014.

What's your favorite beer or beer style?

My favorite is our 105 West Dark Mexican Lager.

What's your favorite memory at the brewery?

On my first day at the homebrew shop, Eric was showing me around and he started to move one of the display coolers around and he forgot there was stuff on top of the cooler. As he pushed the cooler and a big metal stand came down and sliced his neck open.

Eric asks me if he should get stitches. I'm not sure what to do, so I called his wife, Barb. She shows up with 3 kids and a dog. Well, Barb does not like blood. On sight of Eric bleeding profusely from the neck, she immediately passes out. Boom. Down she went. Now, I'm standing there wondering, who do I take care of first?! There are 3 confused kids and a dog standing around. Eric is still bleeding. Barb is passed out.

In the end, we ended up bandaging Eric. Barb was fine. That, my friends, is a hell of a first day.

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Pat

Pat

St. Germain

Pat is the 105 West Sales Manager

Having joined the 105 West team from the other side of the bar, Pat is a dedicated craft beer enthusiast, and excellent brand ambassador. As his profile picture makes clear. Not a drop of beer was spilt there. Honest.

What year did you start working at 105 West?

That would be 2022.

What's your favorite beer or beer style?

I've got two favorites: the 105 West Dark Mexican Lager, and Quaffable Boiis.

What's your favorite memory at the brewery?

Brew fest under the stars, final act, all of us are hanging out drinking beers, dancing and having a good time! :)

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Joey

Joey

Wooley

Joey is the 105 West Pizza Truck Manager

Joey jumped on board to helm the 105 West Pizza truck, and has been innovating recipes with the team ever since.

What year did you start working at 105 West?

I started working here in 2022.

What's your favorite beer or beer style?

The 105 West Dark Mexican Lager, no doubt.

What's your favorite memory at the brewery?

My brew day with Hayley!

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Awards

2017
Lemon Rye
2018
Apricot Saison

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Why we give

105 West Brewing Company and Bear’l Cellars were established as gratuity-free establishments. From our beginning we choose to pay our staff a living wage, because we believe that being a part of a community means taking care of those around us.

From time to time, our generous patrons would leave something extra behind. Turns out our staff believes in taking care of those around us as well. So, they decided to pool any cash left behind and donate it to a local charity.

Today, we support a local charity every month. If you would like our community to support your organization, drop us a line, and we’ll see what we can do.

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